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Section 17: A guide for parish and town councils

Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 states that all relevant authorities – which includes town and parish councils – have a duty to consider the impact of all their functions and decisions on crime and disorder in their local area. 

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Community Safety Partnerships

This report is part of the Audit Commission Knowledge – Learning from Audit, Inspection and Research Series and is intended primarily for local authority chief executives and police commanders. The purpose of the report is to review the performance of local agencies engaged in delivering community safety since 1999.

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Access all areas: A guide for community safety partnerships on working more effectively with disabled people

Research has shown that disabled people are more likely to become victims of crime and anti-social behaviour than non-disabled people. This briefing paper aims to inform Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) about disabled people’s experiences of crime and fear of crime. 

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Criminal Justice Bill and Victims Proposals

Radical legislation to rebalance the Criminal Justice System in favour of victims, witnesses and communities has been unveiled by the Home Secretary. The proposed end-to-end reforms will help reduce crime, bring more offenders to justice and make punishments work more effectively.

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Rural Areas and Crime

The British Crime Survey 2001 will be published shortly. The information below relates to 1996 and will be updated as soon as possible.

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More help needed for victims of unreported crime

Victim Support is the national charity for people affected by crime. They are a completely independent organisation, offering a free and confidential service, irrespective of whether or not a crime has been reported. They published the report
“Criminal Neglect: No Justice Beyond Criminal Justice” on 19 February 2002. 

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Action for Justice

‘Action for Justice’ is the implementation plan to take forward the recommendations in ‘Speaking Up for Justice’, the report on Vulnerable or Intimidated Witnesses in the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales.

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What Works in Reducing Young People’s Involvement in Crime

Youth crime is a major concern to authorities. It has been proven that people who commit their first offence younger are more likely to become career criminals. Therefore there is increasing emphasis on ensuring that young offenders are rehabilitated effectively.

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Youth Shelters & Sports Systems

Research by the Home Office shows that the average age of offending starts at 13.5 years for boys and 14 years for girls, whilst the peak age of offending is 15 years.
 

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MORI 2002 Youth Survey

This report analyses the main findings from the 2002 survey of secondary school pupils and a similar survey carried out among pupils excluded from mainstream secondary school education. 

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